Since living with diabetes is all about struggling to eat like a normal human being, I bring to you what I am calling my BOB/BOW post in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month: In my quest to be a better snacker, and a less guilt-ridden PWD, I have queried the diabetes community about their “Best of the Best / Best of the Worst” snack choices. Essentially, using Twitter and the DBMine Facebook page, I asked you…Read more »
Whenever I learn something new (diabetes-related), I like to share it here. Because I figure if I hadn’t heard about it — as I’m sniffing the air for D-news over the years — then lots of other PWDs out there probably haven’t heard about it yet either.
Today’s tidbit is about that famous diabetes activist Dr. Richard Bernstein, whose promotion of the utra-low-carb diet for diabetics has made him such a controversial figure.
Who says it’s all just idle chatter? We PWDs (people with diabetes) are finding new and different ways to use Social Media to impact our lives every day.
The latest campaign is a community-wide diabetes-friendly recipe exchange called D-Feast Friday, masterminded by D-bloggers Lorraine (Mom of Caleb), Elizabeth Arnold, Kelly Kunik, “Bittersweet” Karen and a few others. Not long ago, they started tweeting pictures of what they were making for dinner, then in response to…
Today’s topic for Diabetes Blog Week:
To Carb or Not to Carb.
“Let’s talk about what we eat. And perhaps what we don’t eat. Some believe a low-carb diet is important in diabetes management, while others believe carbs are fine as long as they are counted and bolused for. Which side of the fence do you fall on?”
Nothing seems to ruffle feathers like the Great Carbohydrate Debate. I hate that I’m supposed to pick…Read more »
I loved D-psychologist Jessica Bernstein’s assertion that aiming to control your blood glucose levels with diabetes is a lesson in frustration. Rather, the best we can hope for is to influence our BG “by combining enough insulin and exercise to burn the sugar,” she says.
Right on, Jessica! — which is I’ll talk about carb-guessing today, rather than carb-counting (which implies that it’s an exact science). I don’t believe it is. The best we can…